Originally Posted by LearnIIBurn
Do you really think the graphics built into these chips are that good? I mean DirectX 11 compatibility aside, will it actually play modern games well? I mean, your average desktop user interested in gaming of any type already knows (or assumes) they need a card to max out the look of the game. I don't know about you guys, but I game on my PC still cause it looks 10x better than any console game. I wouldn't sell myself short of the experience with some integrated solution. But thats just me.
But I see the point of bringing more people back to PC gaming (or other graphic extensive tasks such as Blu-Ray movies) with a simple integrated solution for the mainstream consumer.
I'm definitely down with what both AMD and Intel are doing with their integration, I just don't think I will ever use it other than to just "see what it can handle".
Well, keep in mind that we're talking about mainstream graphics and yes they are pretty good at low resolutions. If you're playing at 1024x768 or 1280 x 1024..possibly 1440x900 depending on the game. We must also remember, again being that this is for the mainstream, majority of mainstream users don't want to max out a game. They just want to play and for it to play at a good rate without a lot of skipping. If they do decide that they want to max out, they already know they need a discrete GPU.
I also know that I'll never need use this on a desktop part but I will on a laptop part as I don't game on a laptop. So it's good to know that I have the graphics capability to do so if I somehow decide to do it. Also, keep in mind that, generally speaking, the majority of us on the forums won't be buying this chip except for HTPC builds or just really cheap builds. This chip should do amazingly on the OEM segment though.
However, the better argument would be which IGP would be better...the SB IGP, the crap nVidia IGP's, or the GPU on the APU...Edited by KamuiRSX - 4/6/11 at 8:37pm